Definitions for jesus
ˈdʒi zəs, -zəzje·sus
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Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth, the Nazarene, Jesus Christ, Christ, Savior, Saviour, Good Shepherd, Redeemer, Deliverernoun
a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
A Christian savior.
An artistic representation of a Christian savior.
Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish man whom Christians name Jesus Christ in belief that he is the Messiah.
in Spanish culture; an anglicized spelling of Jesús.
An expletive, whose use is considered blasphemous in some Christian sects.
Etymology: From Ἰησοῦς, from ישוע. The Greek text makes no distinction between Jesus and Joshua, referring to them both as Ἰησοῦς. The Latin Vulgate is likely the earliest to make a distinction, referring to Jesus as Iesus and Joshua as Iosias.
Jesus (c. 4 BC – AD 30 or 33), also referred to as Jesus Christ or Jesus of Nazareth (among other names and titles), was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader; he is the central figure of Christianity, the world's largest religion. Most Christians believe he is the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited Messiah (the Christ) prophesied in the Hebrew Bible. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically. Research into the historical Jesus has yielded some uncertainty on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the Jesus portrayed in the New Testament reflects the historical Jesus, as the only detailed records of Jesus' life are contained in the Gospels. Jesus was a Galilean Jew who was circumcised, was baptized by John the Baptist, began his own ministry, and was often referred to as "rabbi". Jesus debated with fellow Jews on how to best follow God, engaged in healings, taught in parables, and gathered followers. He was arrested and tried by the Jewish authorities, turned over to the Roman government, and crucified on the order of Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Jerusalem. After his death, his followers believed he rose from the dead, and the community they formed eventually became the early Christian Church. Accounts of his teachings and life were initially conserved by oral transmission, which was the source of the written Gospels.Christian theology includes the beliefs that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of a virgin named Mary, performed miracles, founded the Christian Church, died by crucifixion as a sacrifice to achieve atonement for sin, rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven, from where he will return. Commonly, Christians believe Jesus enables people to be reconciled to God. The Nicene Creed asserts that Jesus will judge the living and the dead, either before or after their bodily resurrection, an event tied to the Second Coming of Jesus in Christian eschatology. The great majority of Christians worship Jesus as the incarnation of God the Son, the second of three persons of the Trinity; there is a small minority of Christian denominations that reject trinitarianism, wholly or partly, as non-scriptural. The birth of Jesus is celebrated annually on 25 December as Christmas. His crucifixion is honored on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. The world's most widely used calendar era—in which the current year is AD 2023 (or 2023 CE)—is based on the approximate birthdate of Jesus.Jesus is also revered in other religions. In Islam, Jesus (often referred to by his Quranic name ʿĪsā) is considered the penultimate prophet of God and the messiah, who will return before the Day of Judgement. Muslims believe Jesus was born of the virgin Mary (another figure revered in Islam) but was neither God nor a son of God; the Quran states that Jesus never claimed to be divine. Most Muslims do not believe that he was killed or crucified but that God raised him into Heaven while he was still alive. In contrast, Judaism rejects the belief that Jesus was the awaited messiah, arguing that he did not fulfill messianic prophecies, and was neither divine nor resurrected.
Jesus is a central figure in Christianity and is considered by Christians to be the Son of God and the Messiah. He is believed to have lived during the 1st century AD in the region of Judea, which is now part of modern-day Palestine. Christians believe that Jesus was fully divine and fully human, and he came to Earth to redeem humanity from sin and offer eternal salvation. Jesus is often regarded as a teacher, healer, and prophet, and his life, teachings, death, and resurrection form the foundation of Christian faith.
the Savior; the name of the Son of God as announced by the angel to his parents; the personal name of Our Lord, in distinction from Christ, his official appellation
Etymology: [L. Jesus, Gr. , from Heb. Ysha'; Yh Jehovah + hsha' to help.]
"Jesus" is a song by alternative rock band Brand New. It is the second single from their 2006 album The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me. The single was released on 7" vinyl and CD in the United Kingdom on April 30, 2007. In the US, the single reached number 30 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. A music video was directed by Moh Azima, but was never released. It surfaced on the internet in late 2009, but was quickly taken down at the request of Interscope and Brand New, although it can still be found on various websites
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jē′zus, n. the Saviour of mankind.—n. Jésus, a size of paper, super-royal.—Company, or Society, of Jesus, the Jesuit order.—Grand jésus, imperial. [Gr. Iēsous—Heb. Yēshū‛a, contr. of Yehōshū‛a, help of Jehovah, the Saviour—yāsha‛, to save.]
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jesus is ranked #14636 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Jesus surname appeared 2,033 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Jesus.
52.8% or 1,075 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
29.6% or 602 total occurrences were White.
5.8% or 119 total occurrences were Asian.
5.2% or 106 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
4.2% or 87 total occurrences were Black.
2.1% or 44 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'jesus' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2199
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'jesus' in Written Corpus Frequency: #815
The numerical value of jesus in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of jesus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Jesus asked me how much I love Him and I said, This much. I asked Him the same question... Jesus just smiled and walked away. One day, Jesus spread His arms and died for me.
The Jesus that men want to see is not the Jesus they really need to see.
We're stunned and we're in disbelief, we believe saints are supposed to be people who followed in the life of Jesus Christ and the words of Jesus Christ. There was no Jesus Christ lifestyle at the missions.
Can I just say this, as bad as you all think Trump is, you’d be worried about Pence. Everybody that’s wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their lives, you would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president. He’s extreme. I’m Christian, I love Jesus. But he thinks Jesus tells him to say things, and I’m like, ‘Jesus didn’t say that.’ Scary.
The oneness in Jesus Christ crosses all boundaries and separations. Anyone with the faith of Jesus Christ can immediately enjoy the innate oneness with another who has the faith of Jesus, regardless of differing political or doctrinal views.”
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